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Hong Kong trip postponed.

I was supposed to travel to Hong Kong on Saturday 11th October to attend HKTDC, but I had to pull out due to a foot injury. Now it looks as though that might have been a provident decision, given the current unrest in the area. 

 

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Stay safe from high quality phishing email scams.

Today I received an email on my BT Internet email account which looked bona fide, but it was a phishing scam. Here I describe how to spot the few clues, to make sure you don’t get caught out.

 

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BT HomeHub 5 has issues with mDNS/Bonjour

I recently upgraded from the BT HomeHub 3 to their latest offering, the BT Home Hub 5. However immediately on replacing the old router with the new one I started having problems with my networked printers. I have a pair of HP OfficeJet 7500A printers, attached to my home network. Once I had upgraded to […]

 

The skies are busy

While traveling by air yesterday, it got me wondering how busy our skies are. The answer might surprise you. The following image shows actual flights in progress over Europe at 13:10 BST today. (Click image for a larger view). According to data from FlightRadar24 there were 8830 Flights in progress over world, 2920 of them […]

 

Intel Galileo 2nd Generation board – first pics.

Here is a picture of the new Generation 2 Intel Galileo board. This pic was taken from the Galileo Getting Started Guide available here. Click the image for a larger view.

 

Intel® Galileo Gen2 Product Brief

Some details are staring to emerge about the new generation of Intel Galileo boards. Follow this link : Intel® Galileo Gen2 Product Brief | Intel Communities.

 

Reading 1-Wire iButtons using Cypress PSoC 3 and 5/5LP

Previously I posted about using a standard UART to read and write to 1-Wire devices. In this post I look at how to read and write to these devices using Cypress PSoC devices.

 

LED Matrix built and working

I’ve assembled and coded up the LED Matrix shield that I designed. It’s running on an Intel Galieo, but should also be compatible with other Arduino UNO Compatible boards. Assembly pictures and video demos are included.

 

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Time travel will happen – and I can prove it.

About 14 years ago, around about the year 2000, I wrote an article for a magazine called ‘Develop‘ – it was a magazine for developers in the console game industry. The magazine printed it, but they called it the ‘the Oddview’ and the editor (Owain Bennallock) followed it with a sly comment that said something […]

 

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